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New Tesla factories in Grünheide, Germany and Austin, USA, officially opened in late March and early April, are starting to gain momentum. to the German Gigafactory Tesla recently announced that it produced 1,000 Model Ys in one week, and is said to be the second in the US to reach this level. However, in each case at least ten times more is planned – and preparations are underway at the two new factories.

Kort allows Tesla to drive the piles

In Grünheide they already started this May. The Gigafactory near Berlin is about to get another press release, for which nearly 1200 piles of sand will be driven into Brandenburg soil. It was supposed to be drilled, but Tesla decided to ram 210 piles instead. On the other hand, the local water association complains because this method uses square piles instead of round ones, which affects the flow of groundwater. However, on Thursday, the administrative court in Frankfurt/Oder rejected the urgent application. In a press release Information.

So for the time being nothing stands in the way of further construction at Grünheide – it is Procedures requested by Tesla to extend the Gigafactory site eastward However, progress is not steady. The same is true in Texas. The property there still leaves plenty of room for construction, some of which has already begun. But first, Tesla is allowed to set up new manufacturing facilities in the existing main building.

Requests, and later approval, were posted by viewers on Twitter this week. Some thought that Tesla was planning another new building, as it indicated a new building space of 500,000 square feet (about 46,000 square meters). However, local drone filmmaker Joe Dechtmeyer thought the interior work was planned. According to the record, this is an extension to “GA 2 and 3”, meaning two additional final assembly lines. It will still have room in the already long Gigafactory building: one Tesla startup chart A third of that was earmarked for “future production”.

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All Gigafactories will get bigger after launch

Either way, it’s clear that the two new Gigafactory projects are still a long way off. The one in China has been gradually expanding since its launch in early 2020, according to more reports Tesla plans to pause in July for a major overhaul, which aims to increase production to 1.1 million Model 3s and Model Ys per year. According to information received by teslamag.de in mid-May, production at Grünheide will have to be suspended at the beginning of the month in order to change processes so that it can be significantly faster. Additionally, local production of the drives, which have so far been supplied from China, should begin soon.